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Volume 5, Issue 62  |  August 4, 2020


Breakers lose final two to miss playoffs

Wednesday afternoon, the Orange County Breakers lost to the New York Empire, eliminating them from moving on to this weekend’s World Team Tennis playoffs.

The Breakers led after the first three matches, 13-11, after winning both the women’s and men’s singles 5-3.

But in the fourth match, the newly acquired tandem of CoCo Vandeweghe and Nicole Melichar rolled to a 5-2 win over Orange County’s Jennifer Brady and Gabriela Dabrowski in the women’s doubles.

Vandeweghe and Melchar were just traded from San Diego to New York on Sunday night.

In the evening’s final match, The Empire’s Jack Sock and Neal Skupski edged Steve Johnson and Andreja Klepac, 5-4, for the win. 

The four teams making the playoffs are the top-seeded Philadelphia Freedoms, Orlando Storm, Chicago Smash and New York.

In tomorrow’s semifinals, Philadelphia will play New York and Orlando will play Chicago. The winners then move on to Sunday’s finals to play for the World Team Tennis championship.

All matches this year have been played at The Greenbrier, W.V.

Breakers men's doubles

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Courtesy of WTT

The Breakers men’s doubles team of (L-R) Luke Bambridge and Austin Krajicek won their final match of the year together against Springfield, 5-4

Last night, in a match with no meaning, the Breakers lost their season to Springfield, 21-19. 

Orange County ended the year with a record of 5-9.

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